Serpent in C

Maker: Thomas Key (British, active London before 1805–1858)
Date: ca. 1840
Geography: London, England, United Kingdom
Culture: British
Medium: Wood, leather, fabric, brass
Dimensions: Length 73.5 cm, Diameter of bell 10.1 w/o brass garland, Thickness: +/- 0.6 cm (measured 4 cm in from bell), +/- 0.7 cm at mouthpipe socket, Diameter of mouthpiece socket 0.590 in., Diameter of tube socket 0.875 in.; Length of tube: +/-206 cm +/-22.8 cm mouthtube (exposed part) Total +/-228.8 cm w/o mouthpiece
Classification: Aerophone-Lip Vibrated-horn
Credit Line: The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number: 89.4.1643

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